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Pan-Seared Sausage and Onions
with braised cabbage and apples

Active: 35 min Total: 35 min

Sausage and cabbage is a classic German meal. We cook our sausage in just a little bit of stock for extra moisture. Pair it with your favorite beer, and you've got the perfect Oktoberfest meal!

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Pan-Seared Sausages and Onions:
  • Onions - 1, sliced
  • Thyme, fresh leaves - 2 tsp
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Bragg's / coconut aminos - 2 tsp
  • Sausage, German-style bratwurst (sub sausage of choice) - 4 links
  • Stock, chicken - 1/2 cup
Braised Cabbage and Apples:
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, minced
  • Cabbage, red - 16 oz, sliced
  • Thyme, fresh leaves - 1 Tbsp
  • Apples, any type - 1, diced
  • Grass-fed butter - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Vinegar, apple cider - 6 Tbsp

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Prep

  1. Onions / Garlic / Cabbage / Thyme leaves (for sausage and cabbage) - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)
  2. Apples - Dice (it's fine to leave skin on).

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Make

  1. Cook cabbage by heating a saute pan or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add butter and then garlic, thyme, and apples to melted butter. Saute for ~2 minutes before adding cabbage with salt. Saute for another 14 to 16 minutes, until cabbage is tender.
  2. While cabbage cooks, heat up a skillet or non-stick pan over medium heat. Add oil and then onions and aminos to heated oil. Saute for ~3 minutes.
  3. Add sausage to onions, searing on each side for ~2 minutes. Add stock and thyme leaves and cook until sausages are cooked through, another 6 to 8 minutes (sausages should be firm to touch).
  4. Finish cabbage with apple cider vinegar and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes, until vinegar’s all absorbed. Season with salt, pepper or if the cabbage is too tart, something sweet, like brown sugar or syrup.
  5. Enjoy sausage and onions with cabbage on the side.

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (118)
Gluten-free (3)
Paleo (10)
Vegetarian (6)

55 reviews

Excellent. My husband loved it

By: Christel
Posted: Jun 12, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

The schnitzel was pretty easy and yummy but the cabbage was a big miss for us, even with way less vinegar than called for.

By: Katherine
Posted: Feb 14, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Season the meat, not just the breading. I like cabbage, but not saurkraut, so that was a miss.

By: M
Posted: Dec 30, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I favorited this primarily for the CABBAGE -- we LOVED it. Tasty combo with the pork. Next time will not use the wok to cook the pork; needed lots of oil.

By: Karin
Posted: Dec 12, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Quick and easy. Even had the kids asking for more!

By: Renee
Posted: Nov 09, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Pork was great! Cabbage was hit or miss at our house.

By: Anthony
Posted: Oct 31, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful